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#2033312 - 09/30/10 10:13 PM What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis?
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 9808
Loc: New Jersey
What company should i use for oil analysis for my private car and customers cars? I am leaning toward blackstone for two reasons first i spoke to them about 8 months ago and they seem very helpful and real second they advertise on bitog. But if there is a warrantee issue should i use two companies for the same sample?
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#2033323 - 09/30/10 10:25 PM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 34725
Loc: Great Lakes
Dyson Analysis will probably give you the most in-depth interpretation, but it'll cost you 4x what blackstone charges.

I personally use Wearcheck because they provide data than blackstone, plus they're cheaper than blackstone.
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#2033325 - 09/30/10 10:27 PM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude]
Brons2 Offline


Registered: 09/16/03
Posts: 3042
Loc: Austin, Texas
Holt Cat SOS Fluid Analysis, I pick the kits up at my local CAT dealer and they're about $12. $8 extra if you want TBN.
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#2033347 - 09/30/10 11:06 PM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: Quattro Pete]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 9808
Loc: New Jersey
do you have contact numbers?
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#2033363 - 09/30/10 11:26 PM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude]
tinmanSC Offline


Registered: 09/07/10
Posts: 2231
Loc: Oswego, IL
blackstone. They support their community, their analysis is clear, they give you the raw numbers, they do extra services when requested.
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#2033404 - 10/01/10 12:14 AM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude]
The Critic Offline


Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 19328
Loc: Walnut Creek, CA
They all stink, and provide questionable info to be honest.

So I'd just go with the cheapest one.
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#2033438 - 10/01/10 01:47 AM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude]
postjeeprcr Offline


Registered: 01/05/09
Posts: 1820
Loc: USA
I use Blackstone and have not had a problem with them.
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#2033472 - 10/01/10 05:40 AM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude]
Rob_Roy Offline


Registered: 10/26/08
Posts: 959
Loc: Northern, NY
I use Wearcheck currently, but I have used Blackstone in the past with good results.
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#2033490 - 10/01/10 06:18 AM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7001
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
I support those that support our site; Blackstone.

Yes you can get data for less money at other places, but when I use Blackstone, I am supporting this site in an indirect manner. The "velocity of money" has distinct advantages.
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Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

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#2034258 - 10/01/10 08:09 PM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude]
BeanCounter Offline


Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 721
Loc: NC
WearCheck - I think they are the most local to me.
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#2034381 - 10/01/10 11:24 PM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 34725
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
do you have contact numbers?

Google it.
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#2087973 - 11/26/10 06:36 PM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: crazyoildude]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 47196
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Use:

http://www.oaitesting.com/

Which contracts UOA's to http://www.polarislabs1.com/

They are an accredited laboratory.

Available through any of the Amsoil BITOG site sponsors, who support this site. What you get for less money are more repeatable results.

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#2088049 - 11/26/10 07:56 PM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: Pablo]
Doug Hillary Offline


Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 5109
Loc: Airlie Beach Australia
HI,
Pablo - You said this:
"What you get for less money are more repeatable results."

That is an interesting statement - care to provide details please?
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#2088056 - 11/26/10 08:06 PM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: Doug Hillary]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 47196
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: Doug Hillary
HI,
Pablo - You said this:
"What you get for less money are more repeatable results."

That is an interesting statement - care to provide details please?


Simply compare prices. And Polaris is an accredited lab.

http://www.polarislabs1.com/iso-17025.php

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#2088099 - 11/26/10 08:51 PM Re: What Company Does Everyone Use For Oil Analysis? [Re: Pablo]
Doug Hillary Offline


Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 5109
Loc: Airlie Beach Australia
Hi,
Pablo - You said:
"....more repeatable results."

How do you determine this? Details to support this would be great - thanks in anticipation!
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